When you plant in individual containers, you get to control the soil mixture and adjust it per plant. When you group them into one container you do need to place plants with similar soil and water needs together. Thinking about this in advance will give you successful container planting that provides a great harvest or pretty appearance.
Almost all of the herbs listed here will be available at the Garden Club of Villa Park Annual Plant sale (May 12 & 13, 2017). For details and preorder forms (due April 20), check out the club website.
Flowering Plants for Sun
7. Tarragon can grow well in shade. The first year it is a slow grower and be perfect in a container, but the second year it springs from the root and gets very tall so plan to transplant it.
This is mint becoming the hair on a Greek Head.
This example has thyme, sage and even a tomato plant.
|Nasturtium. Jewel Mix|
A circle of three plants will always be easy to craft as the triangle shape allows you to put plants in any order and turn the container to show each off as you want.
You can group indoor plants like bay, rosemary, lemon scented geranium or the same species like tricolor sage, purple sage, and golden sage.
Window Box Herb Garden
You need to be aware that a hanging basket can get neglected and try to use plants that are drought tolerant or so showy that you cannot ignore them and will water regularly.